Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1997 International RERTR Meeting
IN-PILE BEHAVIOUR OF UKAEA PRODUCED SILICIDE
FUEL ELEMENTS AT THE HFR PETTEN
P. Cartwright1, J. Markgraf2, and F. J. Wijtsma3
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)1
Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the Institute for Advanced
Materials (IAM) of the European Commission2
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN)3
UKAEA at Dounreay, United Kingdom, have fabricated two LEU Silicide Elements with a uranium density of 4.8g cm3, for qualification of UKAEA produced silicide fuel. These elements have successfully passed all pre-irradiation checks and are now approaching their 300 full power days target for irradiation in the High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten, The Netherlands. In-pile performance to date has been as expected and completion of irradiation is scheduled for 13 October 1997. On completion of the irradiation the elements will be stored for approximately 100 days for fission products decay before undergoing Post Irradiation Examination.
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Mr. Philip Cartwright
Caithness, Scotland KW14 7TZ, UK
E-mail: [email protected]